Wednesday, November 18, 2009

splendid salad

Today for lunch I had all the ingredients for one of my FAVORITE salad combos.   DSCF2819

Lettuce+ black eyed peas+ carrot+ avocado+ red onion. Dressed simply with veg oil and apple cider vin.

Actually, I invented this salad at home, and although I think it’s the avocado-black eyed pea combo that is the key, another EXCELLENT ingredient is fresh parsley- at home I dress it with my ma’s homemade dressing that consists of oil, vinegar, a bit of dijon, and HANDFULS of fresh parsley. Highly recommended! But today’s was still good :D

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Such a lovely mixture of color, flavor, texture, and nutrient makeup! Protein, fiber, vitamin A, monounsaturated fatty acids. Fabulous!

On the side, also beautiful and delicious and well rounded: DSCF2822

Whole wheat english muffin, lightly toasted, with cranapple butter, and pear!

Apparently the other day was national Raisin Bran day and I missed it! However, I made up for it today.

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This is Total raisin bran (I had a coupon, and this stuff is GOOD! It’s nice, too, I feel like I don’t have to be as vigilant about getting allllllll my food groups for the rest of the day because it gives me 100% of a lot of the stuff I worry about- notably calcium).

I made this Raisin Bran CRUNCH by adding slivered almonds. So delish!

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15 comments:

Naomi said...

thanks for visiting my blog, girl! the name of yours is too cute :)

fresh spices make everything so much better!!

have a great day!

FoodFitnessFreshair said...

Thanks for stopping by. I pretty much love avocados in anything! And I usually stick to simple olive oil and vinegar combinations as well.

Food Makes Fun Fuel said...

Your mom's homemade dressing sound great! I need to commission my mom to have a homemade something

Joelle (The Pancake Girl) said...

I had Raisin Bran today, too! First time in AGES!

Have a great day!

girlichef said...

Oh yes! I love it with the almonds added in...like Raisin Nut Bran, which I totally love to bits. Your salad looks gorgeous, too :D

Erika said...

Great looking salad! I have never had black eyed peas...I should probably try them!

fittingbackin said...

Yummy! I've never had beans in a salad - weird, right?! Now i want to - love the red onion!

One Healthy Apple said...

Hi there- I just found your blog from the comment you left me. I love how creative your veggie dishes are! I hope to keep following along with you!

Bethany said...

Yum! That salad (and dressing) look delicious!!

Astra Libris said...

Ooooh, I love black eyed peas!! I've never tried them with avocado, though - the combo sounds incredible!! Thank you for the great idea!! Your salads always have the most vibrant colors and textures!

Jamie said...

Now that is a salad! I can't stand when I order a salad somewhere, strip it of meat and get back some wilted lettuce. This looks great!

Sophie said...

I can see why you think that this salad is splendid!
I also like every flavour in it!

Your mom's home made dressing sounds so good to me! Yum!

Cucinista said...

That is indeed a splendid salad. I love black eyed peas in just about everything.

Mrs. Myers @ Eat Move Write said...

Holy moly, really? I've never had black eyed peas in a salad. Consider me inspired! Thanks!

Light Delight with Tou Tou said...

The salad is fully packed with healthiness:-) I am kind avoid raw celery, and haven't bought them for like 1 year. Thanks for the recipe, I may give it a try!